I've owned both and if I had it to do over again, I prolly never would have bought the LCR. Granted I never had any malfunctions with either, both were plently accurate but the LCP is much thinner, smaller than the LCR. The LCR was too big for me to pocket carry comfortable and the recoil was too harsh with defense loads. I didn't have a problem with the recoil of the LCP. I could put 200rds outta the LCP in one range trip were-as I was done at about 20rds with the LCR. The only reason I don't still have the LCP is that I prefer IWB carry to pocket and decided to step up to the LC9.
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